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Facebook Graph Codes and Operators

Facebook Graph Search Operators – Collated by Paul Myers

See also from the same author – How to use Facebook Graph Search – “Experienced researchers know that Facebook’s search box has very limited and unpredictable functionality. However, there are tricks that can be used to squeeze a better search out of the world’s most popular social network.

  • Graph Searching – By formulating a special web address, we can use Facebook’s older “Graph” search and, with patience and imagination, we can use this to perform amazing searches. These special search web addresses all begin with the prefix and are followed by a combination of ID numbers and special “search operator” commands. There are two main styles of Graph searching Facebook; a search with ID numbers and and a search with words (or “strings” in nerd-speak ).  Both have their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Searching with Facebook ID numbers Searching with ID numbers is precise and will directly only on the person or page with a certain ID number.  You can use sites like and to look up the ID associated with a Facebook account or page. For example, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page is…”

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